Constant Reminders

Fallen branches, Melbourne – 02/02/2020

Noted absence of
your body touching mine
all the more present as
I stare at my photos of you
and cast back
to all the time we were gifted
together on the same continent
your hot breath sticky on my neck
your form molding into my wings
being cold, thrust out of sleep as you steal
everything that is me
while starfished on our bed
your hips on top of mine
that pressure and pleasure
those sultry sky-blue eyes
that strip me more naked
late night calls pad the void
but the divide still stands
we're apart for now
but I hope not forever

This piece was originally written in March 2019, and finalized around May 2020.